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committee for mitt romney in his presidential bid. and what your sources are telling you is what in terms of if we reach a deal. >> i've talked to paul ryan, scott brown and a few of the other republicans and i do think that there is a deal there, and it looks like the threshold number on the taxes will be about $500,000, and so, there's a little bit of a grudge going on right now. one theory is, they allow it to go over the cliff, taxes go up for everybody, the sequestration happens and then they go out and say, well, we lowered your taxes from where the cliff was and we restored cuts from where the se question trags was. that seems to be what's going on now as it relates to the game theory, which i think is sort of sad and an indictment of both political parties, in terms of letting us be in the position that we're in right now. but what it means for investors is, there will be a lot of money on the sidelines until we get this resolved. >> right. all right, john, we're going to let you go now. john harwood with the latest. we have the markets very uncertain. what do you make of today's
. now is the time to be buying. >> all right. >> maria, let me ask you a question. if mitt romney would have won would there have been a fiscal cliff issue? >> i don't know. the president has certainly been -- has had a hard time bringing in the two sides together. in terms of leading. >> that's my point. the guest just gave me an epiphany. the reason the market isn't acting upact ing spongier is i think the sell off after the election was probably in part due to the very over viewed simplistic notion if the president won there was going to be these issues we're dealing with referred to as the fiscal cliff. if mitt romney would have won probably not so much. >> probably not so much. >> the market has dealt with it. >> you're right. >> we are still talking about the same dysfunctional congress no matter who was in the white house though. >> exactly. i guess it all decides on which side of the dysfunctional aisle you sit on. >> thanks so much, guys. have a happy holiday everybody. thank you very much. we'll see you soon. we have 50 minutes before the closing bell sounds for the day and we
i got you this. this is a mitt romney chia pet. >> wow. mitt romney chia pet. >> and you got you a barack obama chia pet. in a couple of weeks, those things will be in full bloom. >> on ebay you can get one of those. i thought becky was going to be here. i got becky, because she's kind of a jersey girl. i got this for all my guys in the company. the guy who runs my d.c. office, dan clifton. this is fiscal clifton world tour. and all the places where he was, various and sundry places -- >> who is that band? >> this is k.i.s.s. and my partner -- >> we've got to go. jason, thank you for all of this. we appreciate it very much. join us on wednesday. happy holidays. "squawk on the street" starts right now. >> can't wait to see what jason got us here. welcome to "squawk on the street" on this final trading day before christmas. i'm carl, with melissa lee, david faber at the nyse. the new york stock exchange and nasdaq closing at 1:00 p.m. eastern time. the futures, a little bit of weakness here which we'll talk about in a minute, after it comes after a pretty bad day on friday. the eur
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